Post a Comment. Official Blog. An update on our efforts to protect minors and families Monday, June 3, Responsibility is our number one priority, and chief among our areas of focus is protecting minors and families. And in , because YouTube has never been for kids under 13, we created YouTube Kids as a way for kids to be able to safely explore their interests and for parents to have more control.
YouTube Bans Minors From Streaming Unless Accompanied by Adult
Official YouTube Blog: An update on our efforts to protect minors and families
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YouTube channel owners: Is your content directed to children?
YouTube is taking additional steps to restrict the possibility that children will be targeted by predators on the video platform — including banning young kids from live-streaming without adult supervision. YouTube has been targeted by critics for years over its inability to stop the spread of inappropriate content and behavior on the platform as it relates to minors. Earlier this year, a scandal involving sexually coded comments left by child predators on certain videos led several big brands to suspend their advertising. YouTube also noted that it works with law-enforcement agencies to investigate crimes against children.
Skip navigation. In general, COPPA requires operators of commercial websites and online services that are directed to children more about that in a minute to provide notice and obtain verifiable parental consent before they collect personal information from kids under Under COPPA, personal information also covers what are called persistent identifiers — behind-the-scenes code that recognizes a user over time and across different sites or online services. Keep in mind that an operator also might be collecting personal information through an open comment field on its site or service that allows a user under 13 to make personal information publicly available. For example, think of a comment like this on a child-directed site: My name is Mary Jones from Springfield.